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it was their night to shine. what the candidates said and the question from an iowa student. maxwell. the big challenge for firefighters and what they were able to save. the news at noon... starts now. news at noon front door open good afternoon. i'm megan reuther. thank you for joining us. fire crews in maxwell spent the morning fighting flames that destroyed a large barn. crews were called to the 31-hundred block of 653rd avenue around five this morning. 3:26:26 - 3:26:36 once we got here, the barn was fully engulfed, so the decision was made to go defensive, protect the house, cars, and surrounding structures about two dozen fire fighters from three separate departments had to be called in to help carry
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water. they were able to stop the spread before it reached the home. they were also able to rescue horses inside the barn. the vehicles and equipment though were destroyed. crews from cambridge, collins, and nevada assisted. no one was hurt. crews say the hay will continue to burn throughout the day. we now know what may have sparked large scale field fires in eastern iowa.... it took 13 fire departments 5 hours to put out the flames in eldridge monday. crews believe a burn pile, fueled by high winds likely caused that. they're now asking people not burn on windy days. they say if you have to, don't leave it unattended. the fire knocked out nearly two- thousand acres, including some fields of corn that had yet to be harvested. there's almost as much talk today about who was not on the stage at last night's democratic presidential debate as the debate itself. but one thing was clear... the two front-runners dominated the
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nbc's chris clackum has the story. the day after tuesday night's debate in las vegas between candidates vying for the democratic presidential nomination... ...some analysts wonder whether the missing joe biden may have missed an opportunity. "the moment when everyone is screaming at the top of their lungs for you to get in, is when you should get in. when they stop scrreaming it only gets harder and running for president is pushing a boulder up a hill" the debate itself is being called a "civil" war between the candidates...most notably front-runners hillary clinton and bernie sanders..with him setting the tone. democratic pres. candidate :34 - :39"the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails... there were contentious moments, though, like when clinton was asked about sanders' position on gun control. democratic pres. candidate :53 - :56"ac: is bernie sanders tough enough on
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guns? hc: no, not at all this has gone on too long and it's time the entire country stood up against the nra" democratic pres. candidate :58 - 1:10 "all the shouting in the world is not going to do what i would hope that all of us want, which is to keep guns out of the hands of the people who should not have those guns and end this horrible violence that we're seeing" the next debate among democrats is a month from today... with a decision from biden on whether he'll be there...expected long before then. chris clackum, nbc news. one of last night's questions came from close to home... 20:51:22 - 20:51:27 "my question for the candidates is "do black lives matter or do all lives matter?" sterling arthur williams had the attention of millions as he put 2016's contenders to the test. williams is a law student at drake university. candidates responded by applauding the black lives matter movement. the next democratic debate will be at drake. that's on november 14. meanwhile, another round of white house hopefuls make their way to
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iowa... republicans are scheduled to make stops in these four cities today. ted cruz had events in kalona and sigourney this morning... he's now heading to oskaloosa. that's where he will hold a meet and greet at smokey row coffee. it open to the public. mike huckabee was a little closer to home. conservative club" at the machine shed in urbandale this morning. restaurant tonight. he will meet with local catholic organizations over dinner at six. a newton police officer charged fiancee has been acquitted. officer dustin hamell was a door on his fiancee's arm in july. it took the jury only 15 minutes to reach its decision. hamell remains on paid leave and an internal investigation is taking place. we're hearing more from inside the courtroom in the trial of a
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accused of going on a random shooting spree. pleasant hill. police say pete polson drove through town and randomly shoot at three people... hitting two of them. those two testified against him yesterday.... 25:52- i can't say that it's been easy, this has been a process, it's hard to forget, it is, everytime i take my shirt off there's a reminder staring right back at me, that big scar." 26:09 today the man who escaped those bullets took the stand... telling the jury he feared for his life as he took cover, bullets flying just inches from his body. ties polson to the shooting.. his attorney... argues he was on drugs and unable to know right from wrong. we'll have more from the courtroom coming up on the channel 13 news at four. you'll soon notice construction
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work happening around broadlawns medical center. crews plan to break ground on three new developments there this evening. those include a new medical offce building with room for outpatien bevioral hlth d dental clinc.it'l alsoaddhosing fo residents. the new buildings will go up on the east side of the hospital. work is expected to last into early 2017. city week continues for des moines and this morning we gave you a look into one of the most sought after job positions within the city -- a police officer. des moines' department got more than five hundred applications during the last round of hiring. just nineteen were chosen. before they hit the patrol they must complete an extensive eight months of training. that just wrapped earlier this month. the city has put a premium on hiring women and diverse candidates to mirror the city's population. one of the big ways they are accomplishing that... is making officers more approachable. "yeah we are trying to develop
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new programs as we go., come up with new ideas... we are having the events about twice a month." the next coffee with a cop... will be november 4th at the pioneer columbus center. that starts at 10 a-m. it's time now to get a first look at the forecast... let's head down to at the science center. ad lib wx quick another sunny day is underway in sunny and winds light. temperatures will reach 70 degrees this afternoon. more great weather with sunny skies and dry conditions will persist from
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three people are in the hospital today after an overnight shooting near a tennessee campus. it happened here, just outside tennessee state university's campus. police say it started just after midnight when armed men walked
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off-campus party. when they weren't allowed in, they started firing randomly into a crowd of more than 100 people. the victims are all students at area universities. one is in critical condition, the other two... are expected to be okay. an iowa city school is bulking up their security today as well... and bringing in police to stand duty during school hours -- after half its students stayed home because of a threat... today an officer will stand guard at iowa city's west high school. that's after a student sent a threat against it via social it caused half of students to stay home monday. school officials say in case of emergency today, additional officers won't be far away.... "typically our response time is police anyway, but since we don't have a school resource officer, we do rely on them to drop by when we need police while hundreds stayed home monday, attendance was back to normal tuesday.
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the "iowa board of regents" will vote to finalize the gifting of a-i-b to the university of iowa during its next meeting. that will happen next week in iowa city. its expected the board will finalize details for the property's transition. assessments of the property show the university will need to modernize fire safety in some of its buildings. the terms also say that iowa will keep the name of a-i-b's honorary buildings. the full transition is scheduled for july first. for the fourth night in a row, cubs fans near and far have something to cheer about.... cheering these ones were near.... watching from "johnny's hall of fame" on court avenue... the cubs advanced over the cardinals in game four... final score... six to four. they're now headed to the national league championship series. and since the dodgers beat the mets... they move on to game five. that means the cubs will have
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more rest heading into saturday's n-l-c-s. still ahead on the news at noon... a local organization wants to put more meals on the table. how yelp is stepping in to help fight hunger. but first... the answer to managing alzheimer's may be right above our heads.... how scientists are shedding light on a hidden enemy of the disease. and the simple solution they've found to fix it. alzheimer's... the world of
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treatment, or a cure for it. but some scientists are focused within reach -- the lighting above our heads. now they hope the new research will help manage the disease. benita zahn has the story. "it's what we call a perfect bad storm." dr. mariana figueiro is talking about the effect of low flat lighting in assisted living and nursing homes on alzheimer's patients. the disease impedes the brain's ability to effectively process light which we need to keep our circadian clock, synchronized. the result, their wake - sleep cycle is disrupted and that causes a range of problems. her answer - more light of a particular wave length. "we know from studies that we have done here looking at how the retina converts the light signals into neuro signals for the circadian system and we know that we have photo receptors in the eye that are more sensitive to short wave lengths, or blue light." so her team created this blue light table. it's easily used by alzheimer's patients. they can sit around it for meals
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and it's a simple creation - it's an edge lit t.v. mounted into a table frame. for those who don't leave their rooms, lights have been retrofitted with specialty lightbulbs. and based on studies in nursing homes, the light therapy is working. "we're showing ah, improvement in sleep efficiency, we're showing a reduction in agitation and a very strong effect in reducing depression." and with better sleep, says figueiro, this population experiences fewer falls. "but i think that's gonna be the future. you're gonna have to retrofit lighting in facilities so that you're deliver that increased circadian stimulation during the day no matter where the patient is." that was benita zahn reporting. four and a half million americans have been diagnosed with alzheimer's disease. as baby boomers age, that number is only expected to rise. some feathered friends in northern iowa are settling in
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this is a live look at the "decorah eagle cam"... and the new nest for the eagles. back in july... a storm knocked down the tree that held their old nest. here's their new nest in a nearby tree. they eagles are now making it their own. another sunny day is underway in
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winds light. temperatures will reach 70 degrees this afternoon. more great weather with sunny skies and dry conditions will persist from now through the weekend. the only difference is that it will get colder. lows will drop to the 30s by early saturday morning and highs will be in the 50s that afternoon. there will be a chance of rain early next week. still ahead on the news at noon... yelp needs your help.... coming up, the cause they're taking on this weekend. and how you can help... all while enjoying the tastes of the metro.
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with a creative way to help put meals in peoples hands. it's called ending hunger with a little yelp from my friends" teases are done! vegas showdown... it was their
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teases are done!
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what the candidate's said and the question from an iowa student. and, fire destroys a barn in maxwell. the big challenge for firefighters and what they were able to save. the news at noon... starts now. good afternoon. i'm megan reuther. thank you for joining us. fire crews in maxwell spent the morning fighting flames that destroyed a large barn. crews were called to the 31-hundred block of 653rd avenue around five
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3:26:26 - 3:26:36 once we got here, the barn was fully engulfed, so the decision was made to go defensive, protect the house, cars, and surrounding structures about two dozen fire fighters from three separate departments had to be called in to help carry water. they were able to stop the spread before it reached the home. they were also able to rescue horses inside the barn. the vehicles and equipment though were destroyed. crews from cambridge, collins, and nevada assisted. no one was hurt. crews say the hay will continue to burn throughout the day. we now know what may have sparked large scale field fires in eastern iowa.... it took 13 fire departments 5 hours to put out the flames in eldridge monday. crews believe a burn pile, fueled by high winds likely caused that. they're now asking people not burn on windy days. they say if you have to, don't leave
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it unattended. the fire knocked out nearly two- thousand acres, including some fields of corn that had yet to be harvested. a showdown on the strip. the five democrats hoping to be the next president battled it out on the cnn debate stage last night. chris welch has a look today at how the presidential hopefuls did in vegas. "i'm a progressive, but i'm a progressive who likes to get things done. hillary clinton came into last night's cnn debate the frontrunner... and many say that didn't change. she laid out her plans for a clinton she was the party's standard bearer. "there's a lot that i would like to do to build on the successes of president obama, but also as i'm laying out, to go beyond"her main out of the debate the way he went in... a the party's far left. "do i consider myself part of the casino capitalist process by which so few have so much and so many have so little by which wall street's greed and recklessness wrecked this economy, no, i don't."martin o'malley, lincoln chaffee and
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moment... but it just didn't happen. presidential candidate i got a great deal of admiration and affection for senator sanders, but, bernie, i don't think the revolution is going to come and i don't pay for a lot of this stuff. presidential candidate "the people need a president on their side ready to protect the economy from the recklessness on wall street. " presidential candidate anderson, granite when it comes to the issues. seems like pretty soft granite, you've been a republican, you've been an independent, you've been a democrat did you hear what i said? on the issues.one of the more memorable moments came up when the candidates discussed the controversy over private email server clinton used as secretary of state. i think the secretary is right, and that is that the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damned e-mails." presidential candidate "thank you. me, too. me, too."reporting in las vegas, i'm chris welch. one of last night's questions
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20:51:22 - 20:51:27 "my question for the candidates is "do black lives matter or do all lives matter?" sterling arthur williams had the attention of millions as he put 2016's contenders to the test. williams is a law student at drake university. candidates responded by applauding the black lives matter movement. the next democratic debate will be at drake. that's on november 14. meanwhile, another round of white house hopefuls make their way to iowa... ted cruz is on his way to oskaloosa. that's where he will hold a meet and greet at smokey row coffee. it starts at one p-m... and its open to the public. and rick santorum will be at the machine shed in urbandale tonight. he will meet with local catholic organizations over dinner at six. a newton police officer charged with assaulting his former fiancee has been acquitted. officer dustin hamell was accused of pushing and slamming
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his fiancee's arm in july. it took the jury only 15 minutes to reach its decision. hamell remains on paid leave and an internal investigation is taking place. we're hearing more from inside the courtroom in the trial of a man accused of going on a random shooting spree. that happened last november in pleasant hill. police say pete polson drove through town and randomly shoot at three people... hitting two of them. those two testified against him yesterday.... 25:52- i can't say that it's been easy, this has been a process, it's hard to forget, it is, everytime i take my shirt off there's a reminder staring right back at me, that big scar." 26:09 today the man who escaped those bullets took the stand... telling the jury he feared for his life as he took cover, bullets flying just inches from his body. prosecutors say d-n-a directly ties
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polson to the shooting.. his attorney... argues he was on drugs and unable to know right from wrong. we'll have more from the courtroom coming up on the channel 13 news at four. city week continues here in des moines. this morning we gave you a look into one of the city's most sought-after job positions... a police officer. des moines' department got more than five hundred applications during the last round of hiring. just nineteen were selected. their extensive eight month training just wrapped earlier this month. the city has put a premium on hiring women and diverse candidates to mirror the city's population. one of the ways they are accomplishing that... is making officers more approachable. "yeah we are trying to develop new programs as we go., come up with new ideas... we are having the events about twice a month." the next coffee with a cop...
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center. that starts at 10 a-m. it's time now to get a first look at the forecast... let's head down to at the science center. ad lib wx quick another sunny day is underway in central iowa. skies will stay sunny and winds light. temperatures will reach 70 degrees this afternoon. more great weather with sunny skies and dry conditions will persist from now through the weekend. three people are in the hospital today after an overnight
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tennessee campus. it happened just outside tennessee state university's campus. police say it started when two armed men walked up to an off-campus party. when they weren't allowed in, they started firing randomly. three students were hit. one is in critical condition, the others... are expected to be okay. an iowa city school is bulking up their security today as well... today an officer will stand guard at iowa city's west high school. that's after a student sent a threat against it via social media. it caused half of students to stay home monday.
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attendance was back to normal tuesday. for the fourth night in a row, cubs fans near and far have something to cheer about.... cheering these ones weren't far... watching from "johnny's hall of fame" on court avenue... the cubs advanced over the cardinals in game four... final score... six to four. they're now headed to the national league championship series. and since the dodgers beat the mets... they move on to game five. that means the cubs will have more rest heading into saturday's n-l-c-s. still ahead on the news at noon.... triumph from the back of the pack. meet the inspiring boy proving being
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some feathered friends in northern iowa are settling in to their new home... this is a live look at the "decorah eagle cam"... and the new nest for the eagles. back in july... a storm knocked down the tree that held their old nest. so the "raptor resource project" built them a new nest in a nearby tree. the eagles returned this week... found that nest... and are now making it their own. another sunny day is underway in central iowa. skies will stay sunny and winds light. temperatures will reach 70 degrees this afternoon. more great weather with sunny skies and dry conditions will persist from now through the weekend. the only difference is that it will get colder. lows will drop to the 30s by early saturday morning and highs will be in the 50s that afternoon. there will be a chance of rain early
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the excitement that comes with sports isn't always about the team who comes in first... in gilbert... inspiration is coming from the back of the pack... channel 13's andy fales has the story. on the track and field, the pollards have had so much to cheer... 163357 'good job, james!' from the national accolades of oldest son, thomas... ...to the state-qualifying times turned in by daughters annie and maggie. 180630 'both my parents are really good runners and then theyre really good at motivating us and pushing us to do our best, too.' run is what the pollards do. 174055 'if youre born into our family, it means youre blessed with running desire but youre maybe cursed with having to be a
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but on this windy autumn day, the pollards, for once, arent focused on the front of the pack...but rather, on the back of it. 164309 'right on pace, james—hay! youre right on pace..' 13-year-old james pollard...undersized and a hitch in his gate...a reminder to all of the grueling course his life has already run. five different times hes battled cancer...wars he won, but at considerable cost. 180752 'he had long stretches where he would be in the hospital and missing a ton of school...' for years, he could only smile and cheer from the sidelines as his siblings achieved, 174938 'especially thomas, you know, with him getting good times and getting pr, i was like yeah! i wanna do that!' and here he is...two-and-a-half
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years since his last treatment...paced by the crowd and by teammate, andrew babcock. 175012 'you know youve got the spectators cheering for you, but you get back in those woods its kind of quiet but when youve got a guy like andrew, youre always being pushed harder.' become james pace car...sacrificing his own hopes of winning. 180054 'he was kind of in the back of the pack and he was lonely....' 164312 ' good job. go with andrew.' 180111 'i do not like to be left alone or left out, so having james be left out kind of...i didnt want him to be like that. so, i decided to run with him.' its hard to know which to cheer first...caring friends, loving family...or the sight of james pollard...included at last. in ames, andy fales, channel 13 news. well stick around.. it's a new variety of soybean that was harvested.. david geiger has more on
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geiger. this year i've followed around a farmer running an experiment of a new variety of soybean.. he finally harvested that field yesterday. "i think it's time to fire up the combine and let's combine them and see what
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we see." nats rolland schnell is harvesting 20 acres of ilevo beans planted side-by-side with a regular variety as part of the iowa soybean association's on- farm network. "all these brown strips are ilevo strips, the ones in between them are non-ilevo beans." ilevo is supposed to be syndrome.. brett mcartor with the network says schnell's field didn't see much of that this year.. "as far as this particular trial we difference between the treatments." that gives schnell a good opportunity.. "the thing that i am really looking forward to, is to see if there's a yield bump with the ilevo product when there isn't a severe presence of disease like in these soybeans." if there is a yield difference.. the product could make up for some of its additional costs.. as schnell harvests.. he's collecting data.. seeing the yields by different soil types or elevation.. "so we can look at those specific areas of interest and we can see if there was a treatment difference." that data set is important for the network.. and for farmers.. the data will be released online to the public.. "it's a very easy process. it requires very little extra time on the part of the farmer and the benefits that are available when that data is aggregated
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is immeasurable, it's a great asset." and the on-farm network is looking to be able to expand their program. "no farmer has the exact same situation, everyone manages a little bit differently. so the more farmers we can get to participate in our trial the more robust our data set will be." about 65 percent of the soybean crop has been harvested.. about 10 days ahead of last year according to the iowa crop report released yesterday.. and 29 percent of corn is in the bins.. nearly two weeks ahead of last year. "the corn market's under pressure today and i think it's harvest time. and it's
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really the weight of the market that's putting pressure on the market as we're moving into a more aggressive time frame on storage.." "so i think it's more the seasonalities and the end user kind of has his hands in his pocket. the soybean market seasonally continued to move up strong yesterday so i think where we're at is how much movement are we going to get at what price level here. so we're taking a little bit of a breather here today. producers are tucking the supplies away from the market. that's giving us artificial support and funds continue to buy at seven week highs." "the cattle market went down in chunks over the last three and a half weeks and now it's going the opposite going up in chunks. i think this week we could trade another 3-5 dollars a hundredweight higher. the beef also continues to move higher. we think that this week it could move up nine dollars." "the hog market has been an over achiever. we do expect for the supplies to start to ramp up and that the weights go up here going into the fall. probably you're at risk management opportunities across the board at this level. just from a supply side but the fund buying and the demand underneath the market's giving us some support." and that wraps up the show
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today.. thanks for joining us on the agribusiness report.. i'll be back again tomorrow.. you can find our stories online.. go to who-tv dot com..
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